FTA Suspends Former President of a Massachusetts Transit Authority Operator On September 15, 2017, FTA placed John George, Jr., in a status of indefinite suspension pending resolution of criminal charges against him. On April 13, 2017, George was charged with obstruction of justice in U.S. District Court, Boston, Massachusetts. The indictment alleged that he concealed approximately $2.5 million in cash and valuables from the U.S. District Court following his 2015 conviction and sentencing related to an embezzlement scheme at the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA), which serves 10 communities in Southeastern Massachusetts. In July 2015, George was sentenced to 70 … Continue reading US DOT News